The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West / Bristol
Rank 44 57 50
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 23 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.85% 1.57% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 1.91% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 16
Median daily rate £325 £260 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £413 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% -4.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year -21.83% +7.40%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 642 734 660
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.55% 82.47% 78.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 528 480
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £498 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Test Scripting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (54.35%) Finance
3 20 (43.48%) Selenium
4 19 (41.30%) BDD
5 15 (32.61%) SAP
5 15 (32.61%) QA
5 15 (32.61%) WebDriver
5 15 (32.61%) Cucumber
6 13 (28.26%) SDLC
7 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (26.09%) .NET
8 11 (23.91%) SQL
8 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (23.91%) Compatibility Testing
8 11 (23.91%) Marketing
8 11 (23.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 10 (21.74%) Banking
9 10 (21.74%) Retail
9 10 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 10 (21.74%) Retail Banking
9 10 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (21.74%) Electronics
9 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
9 10 (21.74%) Manufacturing
9 10 (21.74%) Programme Management
9 10 (21.74%) C#
10 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
11 8 (17.39%) Java
11 8 (17.39%) SOAP

Test Scripting
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (6.52%) SAP HR
3 2 (4.35%) SAP CO
3 2 (4.35%) SAP FI
3 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) BGP
2 2 (4.35%) HSRP
2 2 (4.35%) MPLS
2 2 (4.35%) OSPF
2 2 (4.35%) PPP
2 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.17%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.17%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) Selenium
2 15 (32.61%) Cucumber
2 15 (32.61%) WebDriver
3 9 (19.57%) SoapUI
4 7 (15.22%) JMeter
4 7 (15.22%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.52%) TestComplete
7 2 (4.35%) JIRA
8 1 (2.17%) Ant
8 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.17%) NUnit
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.17%) TestNG
8 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Marketing
3 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 10 (21.74%) Electronics
3 10 (21.74%) Manufacturing
3 10 (21.74%) Retail
3 10 (21.74%) Retail Banking
3 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Law
4 2 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Tester
2 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) QA Tester
3 10 (21.74%) Software QA Tester
3 10 (21.74%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.70%) HR Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 3 (6.52%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Developer
9 2 (4.35%) SAP CO Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) .NET
2 8 (17.39%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) JSP
3 1 (2.17%) Servlets
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
1 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (41.30%) BDD
3 13 (28.26%) SDLC
4 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (23.91%) Compatibility Testing
5 11 (23.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 10 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (21.74%) Programme Management
7 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (10.87%) TDD
9 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) C#
3 8 (17.39%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (4.35%) VBScript
5 1 (2.17%) F#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) SAP
2 3 (6.52%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) Reuters
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) VMware